- Critic for Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation
Mintu Sandhu has lived in The Maples for the past 30 years. After immigrating to Canada with his parents in 1989 at the age of 16, he began putting down roots in this community when he went to Maples Collegiate for his high school education, and became a longtime volunteer in his community. Mintu is also tri-lingual, and is comfortable speaking to constituents in English, Punjabi and Hindi.
Mintu started his business career as an entry-level employee at a gas station, working his way up to become the manager of operations. He owned and operated his own business for 18 years, and currently works as a general manager at Unicity Taxi. Mintu also worked to help modernize transportation systems in Manitoba and create good jobs during his four-year term on Manitoba Infrastructure’s Motor Transport Board.
Mintu also volunteered as a basketball coach, which gave him the opportunity to mentor children and young people at the Maples Community Centre. He has also been a fundraising volunteer for Immaculate Heart of Mary School, as well as an active member and volunteer at Gurdwara Kalgidhar Darbar temple.
Mintu has been married to his wife Inderjit for over two decades, and has three children. He wants to make life better for families, so that all our children’s lives can be about experiencing the best of life.
Mintu is strongly against Pallister’s reckless decision to close the Seven Oaks Hospital Emergency Room, which hurts families in The Maples. Mintu, whose children all attended schools in the Maples area, also knows that Brian Pallister’s decision to eliminate small class sizes hurts their chances of getting the support and attention they need to succeed.
Mintu will make decisions based on what will improve people’s lives and support their dreams for their children.